Center for Biological Engineering


Center for Biological Engineering (CBE), founded in February, 2015, was established by merging the former Center for Synthetic Biology Engineering Research and Joint Laboratory for Modernization of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). leveraging the research resources of CAS, The University of Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and focusing on "Build life to understand it", CBE conducts fundamental research and product development of TCM. In addition, CBE also actively teams up with enterprises to carry out basic and applied scientific research and promote industrialization-led technology transfer. One member in our team was awarded the leading scientists of Guangzhou, and one received the 2012 Young Scientist Award of Hong Kong and Guangdong Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholars. 

Main Research Projects


  • WANG Zhong

    Areas of Interest:Biological laboratory automation instrument

  • MENG Hailin

    Title:Associate Professor
    Areas of Interest:Computational systems biology and synthetic biology, especially modeling technologies for quantitative prediction and design of regulatory elements

  • LIU Mingzhu

    Areas of Interest:Development and application of lactobacillus and bacteriocin

  • LI Xiaoming

    Areas of Interest:Enzymes and directed evolution

  • CUI Jinming

    Title:Associate Professor
    Areas of Interest:Applied Microbiology; Membrane Transport Proteins

  • HE Jingyu

    Title:Associate Professor
    Areas of Interest:Natural product chemistry,Analytical chemistry,Synthetic biology

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